We continue to see a strong future for housing, and we continue to see housing as the primary economic engine for the indefinite future.

Last week, we highlighted strong existing-home sales for June. This week, we highlight strong new-home sales for June. New-home activity is emerging as a positive surprise for the 2016 economy. New-home sales came into their own last month, posting at a higher-than-expected 592,000 units on an annualized rate. In June 2015, new-home sales posted at 472,000 on an annualized rate. Year over year, sales are up 25%.

More impressive, builders were not discounting to move inventory. The median price of a new home jumped 6.2% to $306,700 last month. Existing-home price appreciation has slowed in recent. New-home price appreciation, in contrast, appears to be picking up pace.

The good news is that pending-sales data point to rising sales in coming months. The data show a thin 0.2% rise in June, but the trend remains up. This suggests that existing-home sales, in particular, should post additional gains before summer winds down.  

Information provided by Jessica Regan.

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